Campus Global Theme Call for Proposals

Global Affairs announces the 2020-21 call for mini-grant proposals for the inaugural Campus Global Theme program. These mini-grants provide an excellent opportunity for faculty, staff and students across UC Davis to get involved in discussing and addressing an important global issue, while providing departments funding, logistical support, and visibility.

The 2019 Call for Proposals is Now Closed


The Campus Global Theme program will identify a topic every other year that reflects a global issue related to one or more of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The entire UC Davis community is invited to explore and address the theme from multiple disciplinary perspectives.

The inaugural year’s theme (2020-21), Food for Thought: Feeding Ourselves, Feeding the Planet, roots itself in the strengths of the institution to call for activities and events that can help our community reflect on the work of nourishing our world. The theme’s broad topic may include programs and events focused on food (in)security around the world, food cultures in California and beyond, the science of taste, climate change implications, the effects of different foods on human bodies and the human genome, gender and food in comparative contexts, the relationship between agriculture and transnational immigration, ethical dimensions of food and agriculture, how technologies are shaping what and how we eat, personal health, and many more.

Read more in the Campus Global Theme Statement of Purpose, written by Ermias Kebreab, associate dean of Global Engagement in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and director of the World Food Center, and Erica Kohl-Arenas, faculty director of Imagining America and associate professor of American Studies, who are serving as the faculty co-chairs for this theme.

Application and Submission


All UC Davis community members are eligible to apply. All UC Davis locations are eligible.


The 2019 call for proposals closed on July 8, 2019.

A subsequent call for proposals will be open from April – June, 2020.

Requesting Funds

Up to $1,000 per faculty/staff proposal and $250 per student proposal will be provided. Funding is for the 2019-21 academic years. You are welcome to apply to have your program listed as an official event without applying for funding by completing the proposal and requesting $0 in funding.


Proposed activities should take place between January 2020 – June 2021.

Proposal Submittal Requirements

Proposals should include these elements:

  • A description of the proposed project, including activities, project timetable, budget, expected tangible outcomes.
  • Submit your proposal application via the online application form

Evaluation Criteria

The Global Education for All Steering Committee, composed of faculty and administrators from various UC Davis schools, colleges, and departments, will evaluate all proposals. In selecting proposals to be awarded preference will be given to proposals that:

  • Strongly relate to the theme of Food for Thought: Feeding Ourselves, Feeding the Planet;
  • Include participation of undergraduate and graduate students;
  • Foster global collaborations related to the theme;
  • Highlight UC Davis’ research and innovation related to the theme;
  • Enhance the global engagement of student, faculty, and staff;
  • Promote dialogue that adheres to UC Davis’ Principles of Community.

More Information

The 2019 Call for Proposals is Now Closed

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